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DTI, British Council support Filipino creatives’ business growth

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The government is backing Filipino creatives through a partnership signed with The British Council that aims to boost income streams for these entrepreneurs.

In a statement, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), through the Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC), disclosed the plan to hold a three-day workshop in collaboration with The British Council.

The practical workshop, dubbed as “Creative Enterprise Programme,” will help Filipino creatives delve further into the business side as the event seeks to discuss the proper management of a business.

“[P]articipants will learn the key aspects of setting up and running a creative business that will turn these ideas into a reality—from developing business proposition to exploring their potential customer base, and thinking about finances,” it said.

Expected to lead the seminar is Catherine Docherty, an accredited trainer and creative entrepreneur, who has spent more than two decades in the field of design and innovation in the United Kingdom. Docherty is also the founder and managing director of Journey Associates, an agency that targets to bolster organizations’ economic and social impact through a participatory, design-led approach.

The workshop will be held on April 17 to 19 at the PTTC in Pasay City. The agency said participants will be given with a certificate of completion from The British Council, PTTC, and UK foundation Nesta.

The Creative Enterprise Programme was first introduced in the local market in 2015, targeting creative industries such as advertising, architecture, arts and culture, craft, design, fashion, games, music, publishing, tech, TV, and film.

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